Help getting out of a ticket
Ok, let me start off by saying that i know speeding is wrong, but i honestly didnt know that i was.
I was hanging out with some friends last weekend, and it came time to go - i had to take my friend back to my house where she left her car (because the almighty trep is just that good... haha) The road i was on for a while was a 45 zone, then i turned and didnt see any signs (im sure they were there, i wasnt paying THAT much attention, i know, big mistake) but apparently it was a 35 zone - i got pulled over and got a ticket for 53 in a 35. This is my 2nd ticket now (first one was literally a week after getting my license, i learned my lesson trust me)
anyway, the cop said he clocked me coming down a big hill, but i didnt see him at all - and after my first ticket, i have developed a really good eye for cops, especially at night. the thing is, i never saw him until he pulled me over, which leads me to believe that he was hiding, which they aren't allowed to do. (ive been told that if a cop is sitting in the dark without his lights on, it is considered hiding)
secondly, he never checked to see my insurance or registration, which i was under the impression that they have to do (they checked the first time i got the ticket, i didnt have it in my car yet so i had to take it to court with me)
basically, if i can fight this and have a really good chance of getting out of this, i will. in ohio, if you get 2 tickets before you turn 18, you can automatically kiss your license goodbye.
does anybody have any ideas of things that i can do to get out of this? i know that i was in the wrong, and i am prepared to face the consequences if i am wrong about cops hiding and not checking papers...
thanks for any input, good or bad (i half-way expect to get flamed for this, but the thought of losing my license for 3 months is too depressing for me to care)